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Old 03-01-2018, 09:52 PM   #1
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Ubunto will not let me copy files from one hard drive to another hard drive. I see this.IMG_5330.jpg
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:59 PM   #2
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You seem to be lacking permissions.

Do it from the command line. Suppose you want to copy file_1 to /etc/X11 and rename it to file_2

$ sudo cp /path/to/file_1 /etc/X11/file_2

Then enter your user password and done (all of this considering your user is on the sudoers file). If it's a folder do

$ sudo cp -r /path/to/dir_1 /etc/X11

Warning: all of this commands are irreversible. Research them before using them.

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If you need more help, you'll have to post your partition scheme, and wether the drives are external or internal.
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Old 03-01-2018, 11:34 PM   #3
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I looked up information like that up earlier. I have no idea what Any of that means. I will have a computer person come over and do that for me.
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And there you have the problem with anything Linux. It's a whole new way of doing things and it aint easy in spite of what the Linux officiandos will tell you. There are loads of forums and help web sites out there but if you want to use Linux you have a massive learning curve to overcome I'm afraid.
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Default Re: Cannot copy files from place to place.

You're most likely logged in as a user instead of an administrator and, as a result, lacking permission to write to the other drive.

The easiest thing would be to temporarily log in as administrator.

Alternatively, you can run the chmod command with sudo:
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/...chmod-command/

Chmod can be used to change permissions.
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If you want to become a Linux user and don't know, or don't want to learn what "cp" does, I'm afraid you are in for a painful ride. I suggest you start reading. And please, don't read the "man pages". They are absolute trash for begginers.

Logging in as root is bad advice. You can make all kinds of damage.

Changing permissions on directories and files with chmod is bad advice also. Same as before.

Just make sure "sudo" is properly configured (it is by default in Ubuntu), and run the commands I told you about, and try not to override important files.
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You're most likely logged in as a user instead of an administrator and, as a result, lacking permission to write to the other drive.

The easiest thing would be to temporarily log in as administrator.

Alternatively, you can run the chmod command with sudo:
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/...chmod-command/

Chmod can be used to change permissions.


To me that looks like foreign language.

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I still have no idea what that means. Using Linux because Windows computer does not the files.
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If you want to become a Linux user and don't know, or don't want to learn what "cp" does, I'm afraid you are in for a painful ride. I suggest you start reading. And please, don't read the "man pages". They are absolute trash for begginers.

Logging in as root is bad advice. You can make all kinds of damage.

Changing permissions on directories and files with chmod is bad advice also. Same as before.

Just make sure "sudo" is properly configured (it is by default in Ubuntu), and run the commands I told you about, and try not to override important files.


Do not want to become a Linux user. Just want to copy files from one external hard drive to another external hard drive. Once that is done that Linux computer will be a dust collector.

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Most likely what I will do is have a computer person do this for me.
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Ok, here: https://youtu.be/1IpTz6jXHQ0

I am using Arch, but the terminal is bash, so it's the same as Ubuntu. Just open the terminal emulator you have installed and do what I did, starting from "cd /path/to directory".

I created some files at the beggining of the video, so ignore that.

Remember to use

Code:
$ sudo cp file_1 ...
Instead of

Code:
$ cp file_1 ...
https://www.computerhope.com/unix/ucp.htm
https://www.computerhope.com/unix/ucd.htm
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:28 PM   #10
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Looks easy when I see this typed on the screen. But, still looks like some foreign language. I could send my computer to one of you guys and let yiu set this up for me. I never installed this terminal programme. The computer came press installed with Linux.

Item comes exactly as pictured. AC adapter NOT included.
we have installed Linux Ubuntu 14.04LTS (password: password)
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